Saturday, March 14, 2009

Apple Walnut Muffins

3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Apple Filling

2T. butter

1/3c. brown sugar

1T. flour

1/2t. cinnamon

1/4t. nutmeg

2c. diced peeled apples

1/2c. chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease or line 16 muffin cups.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and 1 1/2 cup sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir into the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Spoon 1/2 of the batter into prepared muffin cups. Fill the middle with 1T. of apple filling. Top with remaining batter. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the muffins.
Bake in preheated oven for 16 to 18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.


In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg until smooth. Add apples; cook over med. heat for 10min. or till tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in nuts. Cool.

Muffin Man: These are the most fantastic muffins ever!! Although I have to warn that comes with a price..............the batter is the stickiest thing ever!! But your work is awesomely  be rewarded with the most delicious coffee cake like muffins. Enjoy

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!

Betty Crocker's Chocolate Chip Cookies
(modified by me of course ;)

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup of packed brown sugar

3/4 cup of butter
(She has 1 cup but I chose to use less)

1 tablespoon of vanilla
(She also says to only put in 1 tsp. but I like my cookies to taste like vanilla;)

1 large egg

2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups chocolate chips

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees

2.Beat sugars, butter, vanilla and egg in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with a wooden spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt(dough will be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips

3.Drop dough by rounded teaspoon fulls about 2 in apart on a on greased cookie sheet.

4. Bake for 8 to 10 min or until light brown, let cool for 1 to 2 min before serving

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Pear and Walnut Muffins

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Pear and Walnut Muffins

1/2 cup of chopped walnuts

1 cup flour 

1/3 cup of whole wheat flour 

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 Tbsp/ canola oil

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1(8oz.) carton plain yogurt

1 large egg

1 1/2 cups finely diced peeled pear(I used apples instead)

3 Tbsp. turbinado sugar
(I also used some topping from a coffee cake instead.

Place walnuts in a food processor; process until finely ground. Combine flour & next three ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well with whisk. Stir in walnuts. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Combine brown sugar & next four in ingredients in a small, add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Fold in the diced pear. Spoon batter into 10 muffin cups coated with shortening; sprinkle batter with turbinado sugar. Bake at 400 for 20 min. or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in the center. Remove from pans immediately. Place on wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature

Happy Baking

The Muffin Man

Monday, February 2, 2009

Almond-Poppy Seed Muffins

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So...................We Updated!!

Well we finally made muffins! After such a long break we finally did make breakfast, for this Saturday we made Almond-Poppy Seed muffins! Here is the recipe and hopefully more to come soon

Almond-Poppy Seed Muffins

Makes 1 1/2 Dozen Muffins
Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 20 Min                                                                        
Wet Ingredients                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
1 2/3 Cups of Honey
1 Cup of Canola Oil                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
3 Eggs
1 3/4  Cups of Milk
2 teaspoons of Vanilla 

3 teaspoons Almond Extract                                

Dry Ingredients

3 3/4 Cups of Whole Wheat Flour

1 Tablespoon of Baking Powder

1 1/2 teaspoons of Salt

1/4 Cup of Poppy Seeds

 1. Combine the wet ingredients using a wire whisk
2.In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients

3. Add both mixtures together
4. Pour the batter into greased muffin pan

5. Bake at 350 for about 20 min


The Biggest Muffin Man